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Lilly Hall
Jordan College of the Arts

JCA Injustice-Inspired Art Gallery

Virtual exhibits are arranged by artist name below. To see artist notes, hover over each image.

Xan Korman

Artist’s Statement

I was at the protests for almost a week straight; I just missed one day. On Saturday, I was tear gassed and shot in the foot with a pepper bullet. On Sunday, I was tear gassed again, and I saw police throw flashbangs because people weren’t allowed to walk across a street in the city and they were upset about it. All of these photos showcase emotion through writing or facial expressions. I have been so moved by some of the speeches I’ve heard at these protests. I’ve received nothing but kind words by protestors, because as one of them said that I’m on the front lines with them, putting myself in danger, to tell the story. I believe that it’s right for media to be at the protests to show the events that happen, which might not be showcased by the mainstream television/news outlets.

tear-gassed protester with milk dripping off faceprotester who was hit by police and bleeding faces and points to police in riot gearprotester with shirt reading "Enough" and memorial ribbon for Alaina raising arm in Black Power saluteprotester riding bicycle with arm raised in Black Power saluteprotester leading group of others doing a wheelie/wheelstand on a red bicycle, signs in background read "When the color of your skin is seen as a weapon you will never be seen as unarmed" "silence is consent"protester in crowd with face bleedingprotesters holding a sign reading "No Lives Matter Until BLACK LIVES MATTER"action shot of protester appearing to yell/chantblack and white photo of protester holding sign reading "STOP KILLING MY PEOPLE"protester leaning head back with eyes closed and yelling/chantingshadowed, night photo of protesters holding up signs or raised hands facing police in riot gear on other side of a barricadeprotester speaking through megaphoneprotester standing elevated, singing/yelling/chanting into a megaphone